Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Are there 2000 terrorists?

The government doesn’t seem to be able to agree on the amount of terrorists in this country. In May 2007 MI5 said there were 2000 terrorists in Britain. Lord Stevens the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner disagreed and said it was closer to 4000.

A few days ago Gordon Brown makes a speech saying that the security services are monitoring 2000 terror suspects in the UK. It’s been over a year between MI5 claiming their amounts and Gordon Brown making his speech. Are we supposed to believe that the numbers of terrorists have remained static? I don’t believe that for one minute. Either our government is hiding the real numbers or the security services are too incompetent to arrest a decent number in one year. I don’t think it would be hard to arrest 300-400 of them particularly if they were actually terrorists.

This kind of makes a mockery of the government claim they need more time to hold terrorist suspects when it looks like they haven’t even made a move on any terrorists that they have been monitoring. Thank god the House of Lords might overturn the 42 day detention bill.

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